We have been working with Cambridgeshire ACRE to research how we can support delivery of the Cultural Education Challenge in rural and coastal localities in our region.

The objective for this work is the creation of an informative, provocative and practical report to support Festival Bridge in leading the development of cultural education in rural and coastal communities in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Peterborough.

Cambridgshire ACRE is the rural community council for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, part of a network of 38 Rural Community Councils across England, and a member of ACRE (the national umbrella for RCCs). They are accredited to Level 3 of the ACRE Standards, which are endorsed by the Charity Commission. They provide encouragement, practical help and support to communities throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to enable them to plan and develop as vibrant places to live, work and visit, and identify what local people need and the issues that are important to them.

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Reviewing the Rural and Coastal Cultural Education Landscape

Turning Policy into Practice

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As part of our People. Place. Potential conference on Wednesday 8 November 2017 we hosted a workshop based on the Reviewing the Rural and Coastal Cultural Education Landscape report, focusing on Local Cultural Education Partnerships and overcoming challenges and creating success.

The workshop was led by facilitator Kirsten Bennett, Kirsten has a range of experience working for and with Public and Third Sector organisations over the last 20 years. She has been Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire ACRE since 2001. Her background is in Rural Development and Policy, as well as Countryside Management.

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